How the Camp & Go Selkirk XXL Comfort Camp Chair Came to Be

How the Camp&Go Selkirk XXL Comfort Camp Chair Came to Be
June 17, 2022

The king of comfort and luxury in the woods, the all-new Selkirk™ Max Shade™ XXL comfort camp chair and Selkirk™ XXL comfort camp chair by Camp & Go bring a new level of comfort and relaxation to the sideline, campground, and anywhere else this portable chair can be used.

As impressive as this new, premium camping chair is, the story of how it came to be is even more so. It's a story that spans multiple generations and began almost 70 years ago in the woods of Western Pennsylvania.

Pull up a chair (preferably a Selkirk XXL), and we'll tell you the story of how the Selkirk XXL line came to be... 

A Chair Designed with Campers In Mind

A camping trip on the opening weekend of trout season had been a tradition for Bob Silinski and his buddies Art Bykowski and Russ Kamin since 1953, when they hopped in a car and headed to Caldwell Creek. It's a tradition they've passed along to their sons and nephews, and an adventure that tightens the bond they share.

But there was one part of this excursion that the friends could do without: the discomfort they'd feel when sitting in average, ordinary portable camping chairs. So, years later, when Bob's son, Rob Silinski, became President of ShelterLogic Group, he set out to design a camping chair that would suit everyone's needs, regardless of stature and shape, and could be the go-to chair wherever you go: the backyard, the park, the tailgate, the beach, and anywhere else you'd need a portable chair.

If Rob was going to design a chair to honor the camaraderie of the Caldwell Creek campers, it would have to offer maximum comfort and functionality. And who better to design the most comfortable camp chair than his old fishing buddies? Rob brought nearly a dozen different camping chairs to their Caldwell Creek fishing camp and had his focus group of lifelong friends try them out.

Rob wanted to know what his fishing buddies liked and disliked about each chair, and their advice about what ShelterLogic Group could do to make each chair better. With all their feedback and input, Rob designed the comfortable camp chair and named it “Selkirk” after their special place in Western Pennsylvania, and everything it represents.

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Presenting: The Camp Chair for Everyone

The features and benefits of the Camp&Go Selkirk™ Max Shade™ XXL comfort camp chair include all the things the outdoorsmen agreed upon, including:

  • A rugged powder-coated steel frame with 600D comfort flex fabric
  • An oversized adjustable fabric canopy to keep you cool and protect your whole body from the sun's harmful UV rays. The patented feature allows you to adjust the shade as the sun moves
  • An open front seat for added comfort and reduced pressure on the back of your legs
  • Four adjustable positions to allow you to sit upright or kick back and relax in comfort
  • An oversized cup holder to handle the largest of tumblers, bottles, and cups
  • A taller, wider, and deeper frame for extra comfort
  • An adjustable contour comfort pillow: because nap time in the outdoors is essential
  • Oversized hard wood arms with built in carry handle. The arms sit higher up to reduce shoulder fatigue and are curved to keep from digging into arms
  • A multi-function zippered pouch for valuables, along with an oversized cell phone pouch and three pockets for tools, flashlights, or whatever gear you need by your side. Also, the pouch is detachable: it includes a ring to attach a retractable device and has a second zipper which lets you remove it from the chair and keep your valuables with you
  • A weight capacity of 500 lbs.

The Selkirk folds flat for compact storage and easy transport from the car, truck, or SUV to the campsite, fishing hole, park, and more.

The Camp& GoSelkirk™ Max Shade™ XXL comfort camp chair is not just a favorite of the Caldwell Creek campers. It's quickly become the favorite chair of DIY television host and designer Chip Wade, who benefits from it on hot, sunny August days in Central Georgia.

Watch Chip talk about why he loves the Selkirk, and why he believes the camp chair is a must-have for big guys who want to survive the southern heat.

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